Why Stony Brook?

Stony Brook Nutrition Division

Pathways to Becoming an RDN

  DI MS Nutirition MS PNP
URL https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dietetic_intern https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dietetic_intern/ms-nutrition/coordinated-MSDI https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/mspnp
Characteristics Dietetic Internship (have prior graduate degree or 9 credits or less to completion of self-identified master's degree) Dietetic Internship with Coordinated MS in Nutrition MS in Professional Nutrition Practice (ACEND future graduate program)
Who is eligible If you already have a DPD Verification Statement & graduate degree (or within 9 credits of completing a graduate degree) If you have a DPD Verification Statement If you have a DPD Verification Statement OR an undergrad degree & take appropriate pre-requisite courses
  • DPD Verification Statement
  • Master's degree (or documentation from the university/college where you are enrolled in a graduate program confirming no more than 9 credits remain) 
DPD Verification Statement

DPD Verification Statement OR baccalaureate degree with following courses:

  • Human Biology, 3 cr.
  • Statistics, 3 cr.
  • Within 5 years of start of program:
    • Chemistry, 6 cr., inclusive of biochemistry
    • Physiology, 3 cr.
    • Microbiology, 3 cr.
  • Once these prerequisites are satisfied, applicants can be conditionally admitted into the program pending successful completion, with a grade of B or better, of the following courses (These courses must be taken in the summer prior to admission into the MS in PNP which begins in the fall term):
    • HFN 506: Food Science Systems, 3 cr.
    • HFN 507: Nutrition Physiology and Metabolism, 3 cr.
    • HFN 508: Concepts in Nutrition Therapy, 3 cr.
Participate in match Yes, Spring Yes, Spring No; admission notification by Program

Approximate cost, verify by clicking on bursar link

*subject to change

NYS resident & non-NYS resident - $12,750

Plus fees

Tuition amounts are based on Fall 2023 tuition

Plus fees

Tuition amounts are based on Fall 2023 tuition

Length of Program (target)

10 months

DI sample onsite rotation schedule

DI sample distance rotation schedule

16 to 21 months including DI rotations and graduate courses

DI-MS Nutrition curriculum maps

17 months including didactic courses and supervised experiential learning courses

MS-PNP curriculum map

Concentrations Nutrition Therapy Emphasis

DI - Nutrition Therapy Emphasis

MS in Nutrition

  • Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care
  • Integrative Nutrition Therapy
  • Generalist
  • Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care
  • Integrative Nutrition Therapy
  • Generalist
Credits none 36 50, including 17 supervised experiential learning credits
Rotation or SEL hours, minimum 1215 1215 1000
Flexible course schedule and credit load per semester n/a yes no
Onsite option yes yes yes
Distance option yes yes yes
Full-time option yes yes yes
Part-time option yes yes yes